Monday, 15 January 2018
There are many passages in the Bible where God threatens to burn up the rubbish.
But we are specifically warned not to do this ourselves.
The Parable of the Weeds among the Wheat states specifically that we are not to uproot the weeds ourselves "'for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them.'" Matthew 13:29 (NRSV)
This is a warning that we are not able to correctly identify the rubbish and may destroy innocent people.
We are to leave it to God.
Personally I don't believe that any human being is rubbish.
And I don't believe that God does either.
Therefore we are not to fear any Day of Judgement.
God does not punish us.
He loves us like a Father.
(Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.]
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